inthebackground is a genre-defying five-piece instrumental rock group hailing from Riverside, California. Their eclectic compositions often draw strongly from the propulsive rhythms of math rock, while infusing them with a fresh melodic sensibility all their own. They have performed alongside artists as varied as Strawberry Girls, Kurt Travis, and Amarionette.
Five years after the release of their debut EP, Away With Words, the band is finally back with their debut full-length release, titled The Dash Between Years. I had the privilege of sitting down for an extended conversation with the entire band in advance of the album’s release. The Dash Between Years drops Thursday, August 20, and you can check it out (and pick up some great merch designs) on Bandcamp.
Following the single debut of Making Eyes, ARCHERS have officially released their second EP, NEW NORMAL and it is currently available on all platforms. The new EP gives listeners four completely brand-new songs, and two remastered versions of their past single releases, Black Lung and Bleed For This.
Amarionette continue to build momentum following a busy 2019. The Las Vegas band fuses pop rock, post-hardcore, and R&B, with a catchy twist that fans of any of those genres are sure to enjoy. After the release of last year’s Evolution EP, the band has stayed busy, and are now exclusively premiering the lead single from their upcoming full-length Sunset On This Generation, coming later this year!
Slaves — featuring drummer Zack Baker, guitarists Wes Richmond and Felipe Sanchez, bassist Colin Vieira, and new vocalist Matt McAndrew — have just released the video for the brand new song “Talk to a Friend.”